Summer Penpals

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Pre-K Adventure

 

Now is a great time to find a new penpal you can communicate with. Drawing pictures is a great way to communicate before you are able to write out letters and words. Emily Buckley shared some interesting thoughts about handwriting in her recent article, “Embracing the Lost Art of Letter Writing” As Emily points out,

  • It stimulates the brain and creates lasting memories,
  • It shows you care,
  • It makes you feel good,
  • It requires you to unplug and focus,
  • Letters are timeless

 

For Pre-K kids, drawing pictures is the pre-cursor to writing letters and words.  Emily, after sharing some poignant thoughts and memories of her grandmother and some old letters that she had written to and received from her sister,  points out, ” . . . from the careful intentions of the sender the value experienced by the receiver, there is no match for the impact of a hand-written letter. This old time form of communicating is both endearing and valuable.”  Just in case you’d like to read the full article, it can be found on pgs 42-43 at this link: https://issuu.com/cachevalleyfamilymagazine/docs/spring_2018

 

For this Adventure take some time to draw a picture for someone. Here are some ideas:

  • draw a picture for a grandparent,
  • draw a picture for a cousin that lives in another state,
  • draw ‘Thank You’ pics for some of your favorite people,
  • decorate special mailboxes to set-up in a secret location, and leave pictures for each other.

 

The point here is to draw something to communicate your values and what is important to you and leave a meaningful message behind that will show your personality.

 

Have fun with it!!

Basic Adventure

 

Now is a great time to find a new penpal you can write letters back and forth to. Writing is a great way to help avoid the summer slide, as well as the many benefits Emily Buckley of the Cache Valley Family Magazine pointed out in her recent article, “Embracing the Lost Art of Letter Writing.” As Emily points out,

  • It stimulates the brain and creates lasting memories,
  • It shows you care,
  • It makes you feel good,
  • It requires you to unplug and focus, and
  • Letters are timeless

 

Emily, after sharing some poignant thoughts and memories of her grandmother and some old letters that she had written to and received from her sister,  points out, ” . . . from the careful intentions of the sender the value experienced by the receiver, there is no match for the impact of a hand-written letter. This old time form of communicating is both endearing and valuable.”  Just in case you’d like to read the full article, it can be found on pgs 42-43 at this link: https://issuu.com/cachevalleyfamilymagazine/docs/spring_2018

 

For this Adventure take some time to write a handwritten letter to someone. Here are some ideas:

  • write a note to a grandparent,
  • write letters back and forth with a cousin that lives in another state,
  • reconnect with a friend from the past that has moved away,
  • send ‘Thank You’ notes to people who have positively impacted your life
  • get with a favorite friend, decorate special mailboxes to set-up in a secret location, and leave letters for each other.

 

The point here is to HANDWRITE something, long or short, and leave a meaningful message behind that will show your personality.

 

Have fun with it!!

Super Achiever Adventure

 

SUPERAchievers on this will want to leave a handwritten journal about their travels and experiences. Whether it’s a simple notebook you decorate, an inexpensive journal you purchase, or something else, be sure it is a true representation of who you are– your style and your interests.

Teen Adventure

 

Now is a great time to find a new penpal you can write letters back and forth to. Writing is a great way to help avoid the summer slide, as well as the many benefits Emily Buckley pointed out in her recent article, “Embracing the Lost Art of Letter Writing.” As Emily points out,

  • It stimulates the brain and creates lasting memories,
  • It shows you care,
  • It makes you feel good,
  • It requires you to unplug and focus,
  • Letters are timeless

 

Emily, after sharing some poignant thoughts and memories of her grandmother and some old letters that she had written to and received from her sister,  points out, ” . . . from the careful intentions of the sender the value experienced by the receiver, there is no match for the impact of a hand-written letter. This old time form of communicating is both endearing and valuable.”  Just in case you’d like to read the full article, it can be found on pgs 42-43 at this link: https://issuu.com/cachevalleyfamilymagazine/docs/spring_2018

 

For this Adventure take some time to write a handwritten letter to someone. Here are some ideas:

  • write a note to a grandparent,
  • write letters back and forth with a cousin that lives in another state,
  • reconnect with a friend from the past that has moved away,
  • send ‘Thank You’ notes to people who have positively impacted your life
  • get with a favorite friend, decorate special mailboxes to set-up in a secret location, and leave letters for each other.

 

The point here is to HANDWRITE something, long or short, and leave a meaningful message behind that will show your personality.

 

Have fun with it!!

Photo Location

Take a picture of your handwritten letter or note, your journal, your decorated mailbox, or whatever it is that you decide to do for this Adventure and post it to social media with the hashtags #CVFM #CacheValleyFamilyMag and #MyDiscoveryDestination.

This Adventure is Sponsored By

Cache Valley Family Magazine

Cache Valley Family Magazine, published five times annually, is designed to be the go-to resource to inform, serve and enrich families and parents throughout Cache Valley with parenting ideas, fun family activities and a wide variety of resources from around the Valley in one reliable place.

 

 

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